Monday, April 23, 2007

At The End Of Two Roads

   I wrote this when I was 18 ( so many years ago)...its meaning has deepened with the passing of years........and even more so with the events of the past week......

                                           At The End Of Two Roads

  Two wanderers met at the end of two different roads. They greeted each other with a smile and began exchanging the tales of their long journey. "I was on the most awful road you could imagine" moaned the first wanderer. "All I saw was war, famine, illness, greed and hate". The people  on that road were ruthless!...Why, I am lucky to even have made it out of there!"

  The second wanderer waved his hand "that's nothing compared to te road that I journied on. My road was far worse! First, the streets, they were lined with gold. There were diamonds the size of your fist, everywhere! Trees were bent over with huge fruits.It was a horrible path to be on! Especially for such a long  time!"

  The first wanderer had an expression on his face of complete puzzlement. "What??" He questioned. "How could you possibly believe that the road you were on was worse than the road I was on?"

   The second wanderer drew a thin smile and then replied "there was nobody on it."

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   Now many years later, I look at this road we are all on...there is war, there is hatred, we have mad men killing our children, killing each other! I see illness and disease taking away the love of life from so many. Yes, this is a hard road indeed., but I have come to witness......that for every heart which is torn, there are a ten hands around that will try to mend it. For every person surrending their life there are 100 hands that want to carry it.For every soul that has lost its way, their are ten hands that want to guide it.

We are on a road that is paved with something that outshines diamonds and gold..we are on this road together!

I hope you see this before you reach the end of the road.

My thoughts  go out to all whose lives are being affected by grief and despair...I hold my two hands together and pray.....

Peace....Marc :)

14 comments:

mariebm56 said...

An outstanding entry, Marc~
I join you in praying for those affected by grief & despair.........
Praying for Peace~
Marie

nhd106 said...

What a beautiful and perfect entry to express a feeling of support.   Well done!

Nancy

iiimagicxx said...

so it is a story of 1 and 0s, someone or none... we are on a different path but going in the same direction and really taking the same road, we see others or we don't, it can turn into a nightmare, loneliness or a bliss... dreams have no weight and too many are not too much to carry :D
You are a dream Marc from my little window :D
Valerie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

eml625 said...

Indeed Marc, we do not walk alone.
God bless those hurting.

Ellen

tschamberland said...

And thankfully we all have different views and ways of healing; when our way no longer works we need just look at or ask our neighbors for help.

Tammy

rdautumnsage said...

I often say if we had never known hardship, would we have recognized peace and love? Life in all it's complicated twist and turns inevitably has different paths we all travel. I would like to think in the end all paths converge and we meet up with those who have touched our lives. Wonderful read and lesson. Keeping everyone in my prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo

inafrnz247 said...

This is definitely one to remember...  ::smiling::

iiimagicxx said...

Marc... you speak and read French?? thank you for the lovely poem. Ashley will be back soon. I felt a little disengaged with the complaints about my blog's colours. I like colours.

Valerie

justaname4me2 said...

I've always thought that tragedy comes to us all, what matters is how we come together during that time. I think thats exactly what your entry shows once again to me. There is nothing more beautiful then the 10 hands that come together to mend~ Wonderful wisdom my friend.....
Rebecca

onemoretina said...

Marc .... what a beautiful entry.  And a truthful one.  Our lives would be empty and meaningless without each other.  Things mean nothing if you have no one to share them with.  Better to be rich in love and friendship.  Tina

drfaustuslament said...

That was a great entry, I’ll have to remember that story.  Good luck on your path.  
Love, Sebastian

mrsm711 said...

Really touching.  Makes one think hard about appreciating life and being a good person to those around you.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

dizarra said...

Came by to see if you had a new entry, and I was sad to see you had not; (
Do you have another journal, that I MIGHT have forgotten about? Please tell me, I'd love to be a part of it. Stop by mine, if and when you get a chance. Don't be a stranger! ~Diane~ http://journals.aol.com/dizarra/StorysFromtheCityTalesFromtheSea

onmiownnow2 said...

Beautiful story and very inspiring!  Lisa